Verify your ability to Manage and Lead with the Certified Manager Certification

12-Week Management Certification

The Certified Manager (CM®) certification is a professional credentialing program that verifies an individual's ability to manage and potential to lead with a level of competency. CM certification is attained by meeting eligibility requirements for education and experience, and passing a series of three CM assessment exams. Program applicants should have prior work experience, but may or may not hold a management title. Employers look to the CM certification to distinguish candidates for hiring and career advancement. Those who successfully complete the CM exams achieve the CM Certification, a prestigious credential that recognizes competency and professionalism of managers worldwide in all fields.

The Certified Manager (CM) Certification is an internationally recognized professional certification offered by the Institute of Certified of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM). Obtaining this certification is a great next step for graduates of Davenport University’s Certificate of Management or other management/leadership training programs. Participants earn the CM® certification by meeting certain eligibility requirements and passing a series of three management skill assessments offered through the Institute of Certified Management Professionals (ICPM).

The Certified Manager Body of Knowledge is organized into 3 modules. Each Module will be taught through a combination of online work and classroom training (in-person or virtual). All Training is performed by instructors approved by ICPM. The knowledge domains of each module are assessed by a corresponding CM certification exam (three exams in total). Eligibility requirements must be met and three CM certification exams passed to earn the CM Certification.

All training materials and exams are included in this course. The Three Modules of CM include:

CM Exam 1: Management Essentials

  • Management Fundamentals
  • Manager vs. Leader
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • The Global Environment
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Effective Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Using Information Technology
  • The Legal Environment and Risk Management
  • Economics and Business

CM Exam 2: Planning and Organizing

  • Planning and Strategy
  • Value-Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Structure and Culture
  • Building Team and Work Groups
  • Human Resource Management
  • Workforce Diversity
  • Coaching and Feedback
  • Networking and Mentoring
  • Facilitating Effective Meetings

CM Exam 3: Leading and Controlling

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Managing Change
  • Conflict, Politics, and Negotiation
  • Managing Misbehavior
  • Time and Stress Management
  • Organizational Control
  • Operations Control
  • Accounting and Financial Information
  • Financial Management

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